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Old 06-26-2008, 10:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dremd View Post
So the fan was, or was not running?
I don't know about yours but my compressor will keep running no matter how high the pressure gets; I was amazed I didn't burn it up.
I'm not sure what fail-safe triggered the shut down. Last night, nothing was running. It just made a relay type sound every minute or so. The fan motor was hot and the compressor REALLY hot.

This morning, I thought I'd give it another go. The fan and compressor both kicked-on, but it looked an unbalanced washing machine. I saw a bit of condensation on the compressor outlet on the inside -- but it stopped at the collector (or whatever it is -- could be a reverser for the heat pump).

I hear from HVAC forums that capacitors and relays frequently fail -- especially on this cheap-O brand. Hopefully the compressor itself is fine, since that would require more labor ($ out-of-pocket) time. We shall see.

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